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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

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What are the Benefits of the Procedure?

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Caution: Results vary; patient experience may not be comparable to that of Marilyn's, depending in part upon the condition of the patient prior to Heart Valve Replacement.

 

Benefits

You should start feeling better right away. This is because your heart valve is now working properly. Some patients may take longer to feel better.

Most patients felt less pain and less anxious. They could take care of themselves better and go back to everyday activities.

 

Symptom Relief

Compared to surgery, more Medtronic TAVR heart valve patients had symptom relief at 30 days. This relief of symptoms was similar at 1 year for both patient groups. The table below shows the number of patients who improved at 30 days and 1 year. A standard tool was used for this assessment.

 

Patients Showing Symptomatic Relief Using Your Heart Association Functional Class - High Risk Patients*
Patients eligible for access via
an artery in your leg
Patients eligible for access via a space between your ribs or an artery in your neck
CoreValve (TAVR)
Surgery (SAVR)
CoreValve (TAVR)
Surgery (SAVR)
30 Days
1 Year
30 Days
1 Year
30 Days
1 Year
30 Days
1 Year
8 out of 10 patients
8 out of 10 patients
7 out of 10 patients
7 out of 10 patients
7 out of 10 patients
7 out of 10 patients
6 out of 10 patients
6 out of 10 patients

 

Patients Showing Symptomatic Relief – Extreme Risk Patients*
Access via an artery in your leg
Access via a space between your ribs or an artery in your neck
30 Days
1 Year
30 Days
1 Year
8 out of 10 patients
7 out of 10 patients
7 out of 10 patients
5 out of 10 patients

 

Patients Showing Symptomatic Relief - Evolut R Patients (NYHA)
30 Days
8 out of 10 patients

 

Patients Showing Symptomatic Relief - Failing Surgical Valve Patients (NYHA)
Access via an artery in your leg or a space between
your ribs or an artery in your neck
30 Days
6 months
1 Year
9 out of 10 patients
9 out of 10 patients
7 out of 10 patients

* High risk patients have aortic stenosis and have been determined by their doctors to be at high risk for surgery to treat their illness. Extreme risk patients have aortic stenosis and have been determined by their doctors to be too sick to have surgery.
 

Quality of Life Improvements

A standard tool* was used to assess health at 30 days and 1 year. At 30 days most Medtronic TAVR heart valve patients:

  • Felt less pain.
  • Had improved health.
  • Were less anxious.
  • Could take care of themselves better.
  • Went back to everyday activities.

This improvement was maintained at 1 year.

** Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ) and EuroQol/EQ-5D